21 terms

Latin Phrases for Latin II LIST FOUR

Here is a final list of the Latin phrases for this year.
ab aeterno
from the beginning of time
res inter alios
it is no concern of ours
caput mundi
the big apple
vita sine libris mortis est
a life without books is death
vir saepit qui pauca loquitur
a man is wise who speaks little
rigor mortis
the rigidity of death
cave quid dicis, quando, et cui
beware of what you say, when, and to whom
coram populo
in public, in the presence of the people
doctus cum libro
having book learning, learned with a book, describes those of us who lack practical knowledge
vi et armis
by force of arms
pauca sed bona
few things but good, similar to quality over quantity
eiusdem farinae
of the same flour, birds of a feather, used to characterize people of the same nature, cut from the same cloth
docendo discimus
we learn by teaching
fama volat
rumor flies, rumor travels fast
amicus curiae
a friend of the court, this is an impartial spokesmen in court who volunteers or is invited by the court to give advice on a matter
Hannibal ad portas
hannibal is at the gates! we would say our country is in danger! used to alert citizens of danger to the country
a manuscript parchment, a code of laws, originally spelled caudex and first meant tree trunk. Juvenal used it to mean a wooden block to which men were tied to for punishment. It came to finally mean a book made of wooden slabs with printing scratched into wax coatings on the slabs. there are several codes of laws
sine prole
without children (legal) often translated as "without issues" and is used in some wills
nil desperandum
never say die, means really "nothing is to be despaired of" this is expressed by Horace in his odes or as Yogi Berra says, "the game ain't over until it's over"
Senatus Populusque Romanus-the Roman Senate and People and is emblematic of their constitution. This was the offical name of the Roman Republic and was inscribed on the standards carried into war by Roman legions. In addition to being an ancient motif, it is still the motto of Rome today.